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The interview has busted many myths towards COVID-19 and easy to digest

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I found a Youtube video titled 'Myth-Busting Coronavirus (COVID-19) with Dr. Fauci - Give Back' the most informative regarding COVID-19. It is great for 3 main reasons:

  • The Q&A format makes it interesting - like talking with your friend. The interview is very conversational, the host asks questions with which many people are holding doubts about a renowned health expert regarding COVID-19 in a casual way, making the information very digestible - it's like you are interacting with Dr. Fauci. 
  • The content has credibility and less likely to contain misinformation. The questions are answered by a health expert, therefore the content is very credible.
  • Wide reach and impactful. The video is posted by an Instagram influencer, and she has a large following, thus the content will be extensively distributed and helping people understand COVID-19. 

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Interview with Dr. Fauci by an social media influencer

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

The video helped learn that:

1. COVID-19 is partially airborne

2. COVID-19 is covered with protein thus washing hands with soap works

2. CDC did not advise everyone to wear a mask because they are worried there would be a shortage of medical supplies. If everyone can afford to wear a mask, it will help prevent the spread of disease. 

After watching the video, I started to care about ventilate space and wearing a mask. If I had to go to places with high risks like an airport or grocery store, I would open the window when I got in Uber to ventilate the air and dilute the viruses and wear a mask, if possible, to avoid people's droplets or viruses in the air.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

I shared it using social media such as Whatsapp/Facebook and text messaging. 

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • Word of Mouth
  • Community Newsletter/Email and School Email/Newsletter

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

I have around 10 friends contracted COVID-19 and most of them have mostly recovered. However, we don't know:

1. How many different strains are there currently? How is people's immunity after they recovered from the disease?

2. Are people recently recovered from COVID-19 still able to pass the disease to others? When is it safe to interact with them?

3. Where are the patients located? Is there one in my building?

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

I currently live in the Detroit area. In terms of case count, Michigan has already reached #3 in the country. It is reasonable to say that Detroit’s poverty rates are part of the reason that contributes to the high case count. Compared to other segments, I think residents under the poverty is the group that is not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information.

What is your current profession?

Graduate Student

In what city are you located?

Ann Arbor

In what country are you located?

US (but France in January and February and China in December, 2019)


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Creative ways of socializing Covid-19 are very important, considering in panic situations, people sometimes have difficulty concentrating. Experts explanations made us act appropriately. Thank you for the inspiring post.

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eldy wullur  thanks for reading - I happened to be in China in December, Europe in Jan and Feb, and US in March, what I observed is people across the globe really pay close attention to words from health experts. In addition, in terms of a global pandemic, most of the people wouldn't take it seriously if the fire is not burning their courtyard yet. For a global crisis like this, It is important to let experts from different countries work together and exert their influence to educate their people.